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      New upgrade with simpler interface   05/13/2016

      Once again, the fine folks at IPB made a new upgrade and things might not be where you started to learn they were. However, this is one time where I think they actually improved things for navigation. There are only a few big buttons: When you click on one of those buttons, some other stuff opens up, depending on which button you click. (Later Note: These only appear when zoomed in or in the mode for smartphones/tablets.) I'm learning this as you are, so I suggest you do what I am doing: click on these big buttons, see what they open and fiddle with the software some. Ironically, you will find there is a lot that is intuitive. That's what I'm discovering. (Later note: I just discovered that I was viewing the site zoomed in too far to see the normal view. The menus are still there with the old buttons, but when I zoom in too much, they disappear and the new buttons appear. I believe this zoomed in way is what the site looks like on mobile devices. I'm going to mess with it some more, then maybe make some explanations.) Sorry for the inconvenience. Still, over time, I hope you end up liking these changes. Michael
9thdoctor

Davy Jones, RIP

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That is, Davy Jones of The Monkees, not the one with the locker.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okQe_lmM8OI

My brother and his wife were about to see him as the opening act for David Cassidy (of The Partridge Family). In giving them the obligatory ribbing, I found I could not only convincingly imitate the late Mr. Jones vocally, but that I actually knew the lyrics to their most popular songs. I think it dates back to 1980's exposure via MTV, where/when they had a revival.

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Light hearted pop gaiety characteristic of the early Beatles. I think the really interesting rock stuff happened mostly in the 1960s starting with the Beatles who were greatly needed after the Kennedy assassination. I remember hearing them for the first time. It was if I couldn't get enough, nobody seemingly got enough. They had a real substance. Buddy Holly was just fluff--fluff with a beat.

--Brant

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The Monkees were a decent group, but they got a lot of flak because the band was pieced together by a studio, specifically for the television show. I never understood the point of this common criticism. The only thing that counts, in the final analysis, is the music.

The Monkees always reminded me more of pop groups like Gerry and the Pacemakers, Herman's Hermits, and the Dave Clark Five than they did the Beatles.

Ghs

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